Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain being observed today amid tight security

10:44 AM | 7 Sep, 2023
Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain being observed today amid tight security
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KARACHI – Muslims across Pakistan are observing Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussein (RA) – the grandson of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) - and other martyrs of Karbala tragedy on Thursday.

Mourning processions are being taken out across Pakistan including Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, and Peshawar while strict security measures are in place countrywide to prevent any untoward situation.

Chehlum or Arba’een marks the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain and his 72 companions in Karbala by Yazidi forces.

In country's largest city Karachi, the central mourning procession will be taken out from Nishter Park and it will conclude at Hussainia Iranian Imambargah Kharadar. Numbers of the small procession will be joining it from different areas of the port city.

Routes leading to the route of the central procession were closed with containers while heavy contingent comprising police, Rangers and other security officials have been deputed along the route.

Similar security measures have been taken in Lahore where the annual Urs of Hazrat Data Gunj Bakhsh is also being observed. All private and state schools across Lahore, and Karachi are closed today.

Besides, mourning processions will also be taken out in Jaccobabad, Multan, Sargodha, Peshawar, Quetta and other cities of the country. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 3, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 3, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 3, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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